Ehang Reveals Test Flight Footage of Its 184 Autonomous Drone Vehicle

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By Grant Martin, contributor

Ehang’s 184 flying taxi has now taken 1,000 test flights and carried over 40 passengers, suggesting that the Chinese drone maker may be winning the autonomous vehicle race.

Fresh off the heels of news that Vahana, a California-based company completed initial tests on its autonomous flying taxi last week, Chinese drone maker Ehang just revealed that it is already deep in the testing phase of its own 184 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV).

Ehang’s 184

Reviewing Your Data Quality Is More Important Than Ever

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By Tadhg Nagle

There is no doubt data is one of the most valuable assets an organization can have. Some argue it has now surpassed oil as being the world’s most valuable resource.

This makes it impossible to ignore the potential of big data trends like artificial intelligence and machine learning, as they aim to disrupt the fabric of our social and working lives. Already, companies know us more than we know ourselves, police departments have futuristic

Russian Manufacturers Warn of Possible Vaccine Shortages if New Quality Control Bill Is Passed

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By Janet Beal

The Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers of the Eurasian Economic Union (AFPES) has submitted letters to the state Duma health protection committee, criticizing draft legislation that would tighten the conditions for monitoring the quality of vaccines, according to Vademecum. Under the new legislation, each vaccine series would be required to undergo mandatory approval by Roszdravnadzor. The manufacturers have stated in the letter that this measure would result in a substantial increase in costs and

Senate Hits the Brakes on Self-Driving Car Legislation Over Safety Concerns

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By John Bonazzo

Self-driving cars are in neutral thanks to congressional gridlock.

Legislation to remove regulatory obstacles in driverless car development is stalling in the Senate. The bipartisan AV Start Act would allow developers to test and market autonomous vehicles immediately—even though detailed federal safety regulations will take years to write.

The bill would also block states from adopting safety regulations more stringent than the federal standard (once that standard is adopted).

This vague wording hasn’t stopped the AV

Florida Resident’s Apple AirPod Catches Fire and Explodes; Apple Said to Be Investigating the Matter

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In a reminder of the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, a Florida resident’s Apple AirPod (right bud) caught fire and exploded, the media reported.

“Jason Colon of Tampa, Florida was listening to a dance mix at LA Fitness in St. Petersburg when he noticed something strange.

“He saw white smoke billowing out and left the AirPods on a piece of workout equipment and got help,” NBC-affiliated channel WFLA-TV reported late on February 9.

“I did not see it happen,

Will Self-Driving Cars Be Able to Diagnose and Repair Themselves? Yes. No. Sort Of

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In a world where some transportation technology seems to be going backwards—no more moon landings, the scrapping of Concorde, and public transport failures—the fully autonomous vehicle is a wonder of the modern age.

Perhaps the dumbest thing about a smart-vehicle is the organic matter behind the controls, but even with the might of Musk, Google et al., just how smart are they?

Forget self-driving, autonomous, and smart. Cars have been diagnosing their own problems for decades, and

Amazon Just Unveiled Its Grand Plan for Whole Foods: To Make The ‘Last Mile’ The First Mile

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By Parmy Olson

Supermarket firms should look past Amazon’s threat and consider copying its move to turn stores into mini-warehouses.

Ever since Amazon spent $13.7 billion on Whole Foods last June, theories have been swirling as to why the world’s biggest e-commerce firm would get into the old-time business of selling groceries in stores. Now it’s becoming clearer that what Amazon really wanted was a slice of real estate closer to consumers, to get goods faster to

Equifax Hack Put More Info at Risk Than Consumers Knew

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By Sarah Skidmore Sell, Associated Press

The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers’ personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers.

The credit reporting company announced in September that the personal information of 145.5 million consumers had been compromised in a data breach. It originally said that the information accessed included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and—in some cases—driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers. It also

Taking the Brakes Off the Internet of Things

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By Tim Sherwoo

The Internet of Things (IoT) has long been billed as the next big thing—and for good reason. We’re in an era of always-on connectivity, where traditional barriers to communication are crumbling by the day. With fewer boundaries and more freedom comes the space to innovate and connect.

We often think of consumer devices such as smart TVs, wearables and connected home appliances, but where the IoT has already flourished is in the industrial sector

Walmart Reportedly Pushing for Higher-Margin Goods to Boost Online Profits

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Walmart is turning to its vendors for more consumer products like sauces and soaps and general merchandise like toys and home goods, priced at least $5 but preferably $10 or more, to boost online profits, Reuters reports, citing unnamed sources. Walmart didn’t immediately return Retail Dive’s request for comment.

Walmart U.S. e-commerce chief Marc Lore last week met with suppliers including Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Kimberly-Clark and Clorox, sources told Reuters . The move is aimed at